Monday, January 26, 2015

Not the Best Bible Storybook - My Review of My Little Life of Jesus

Published by: Lion Hudson
Written by: Karen Williamson
Illustrated by: Amanda Enright

I received another children’s book to review, My Little Life of Jesus.


The story:

This book tells the story of Jesus from his birth to his death and resurrection.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are simple and kind of cute.

How strong is the book?

This book is padded and relatively sturdy.

Who the book is for:

This book is a padded book, so I was expecting it to be a board book. It’s not, however. I would recommend this book for preschoolers.

What I liked:

This book tells a lot of the details about Jesus’ life that other books don’t tell.

What I didn’t like:

The book mentions that Mary was “happy” when expecting Jesus – I have never heard that one before.

The book is kind of arranged and written poorly.

My conclusion:

I wasn’t a big fan of this book.

I give My Little Life of Jesus 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Kregel Blog Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Part Interesting and Part Boring - My Review of At Home in Last Chance

Written by: Cathleen Armstrong     
Published by: Revell

I thought that the story of At Home in Last Chance sounded really interesting, so I was happy to receive the chance to read and review it. This book is about a young woman who is reconnecting with her daughter and trying to turn her life around in a small town.


Who the book is for:

This is good for those who are looking for a romance book with more of a story to it than just two people falling in love.

What I liked:

Some of the characters are likeable…

Parts of the story are interesting and enjoyable to read…

What I didn’t like:

But, some of the book is really boring, and some of the characters aren’t likeable at all.

My conclusion:

Overall, I wasn’t a big fan of this book.

I give At Home in Last Chance 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Revell. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

An Interesting Novel - My Review of The Dandelion Field

Written by: Kathryn Springer           
Published by: Zondervan

I enjoy reading contemporary fiction whenever I get the chance, and I really thought that the story of The Dandelion Field sounded like something that I would enjoy especially much.

This book tells the story of two teens who find out that they are pregnant, and the adults in their lives who care about them.


Who the book is for:

This book would be interesting for both teens and adults, anyone who enjoys a good, contemporary story.

What I liked:

The story of this book was really different from others out there – and the way that it went surprised me, in a good way.

The characters are likeable.

The chapters are nice and short.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this was a good read.

I give The Dandelion Field 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Book Look. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An Interesting and Unique Cookbook - My Review of In Her Kitchen

Written by: Gabriele Galimberti       
Published by: Clarkson Potter

I enjoy looking through cookbooks, and I thought that the fact that In Her Kitchen features from grandmothers around the world sounded like a really interesting concept. This book is beautiful and unique.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy food, cooking, and learning about the world around them.

What I liked:

I love the pictures of all of the women from around the world and the food that they create.

I love the education that comes from this book, how you can learn about different lands.

I love the bits of stories that are shared about the women featured in the book.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a really interesting book.

I give In Her Kitchen 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.